Tax laws are always changing. And one of the new tax laws you may not have heard about has the potential to ground prospective travelers who plan to venture abroad.
In a bill signed into law late last year, the State Department has been given the power to revoke, deny or limit passports for anyone the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) certifies as having a delinquent tax debt of $50,000 or more. The law, entitled "Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies," grants the IRS the ability to revoke the passport of any such taxpayer by sending certification of the debt to the State Department. The law went into effect January 1, 2016.